Toners & Mists
Laurel Whole Plant Organics
SUPPORT + RECOVER - oily/reactive/acneic/inflamed
– Oily / Reactive / Acneic / Inflamed
– 99% Whole Plant Organic
– 25 Beneficial Active Ingredients
Hydrating Elixir II: Support + Recover delivers immediate hydration and soothing relief to reactive, irritated, inflamed skin. It contains a blend of cooling single-farmed artisan hydrosols and a blend of whole plant extracts made in-house as well as by local herbalists. This vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant-rich mist calms and relieves the skin while balancing the skin’s microflora for a clear complexion. The plants in this blend boast many anti-inflammatory and soothing constituents like curcumin and azulene, along with B vitamins, enzymes, salicylic acid*, polyphenols, and hydrating humectant complexes that mimic hyaluronic acid. This product is good for all skin types, but is especially suited for acne, inflammation of any kind, hyperpigmentation, and skin that is in need of extra soothing support in order to function in a healthy way.
Formula Update: Our former Oily/Combination Elixir did not change too much in scent. It still smells mostly of Chamomile, and a wild herbal flower garden. We did swap our Neroli essential oil for a beautiful California Orange Blossom enfleurage, which smells a bit more herbaceous and well-rounded, but still has that light Orange Blossom ethereal dancing scent. Genuine German Chamomile has been increased by a bit for its soothing and cooling azulene content. We have added a few additional whole plant herbal extracts such as Milky Oat Tops for B vitamins and a deeper hydration, Passionflower for quelling reactive skin, and Turmeric for immediate inflammatory relief.
*Not to be confused with the negative side effects of isolated lab-made salicylic – this is within the context of the delicate healing Meadowsweet plant.
Shake product well with each use and mist generously and directly onto skin after cleansing, prior to a Serum or Balm.
Store this product in a cool, dry and dark place. Use within 6 months of opening and within 12 months of the manufacture date, which is noted on the bottom of the bottle.
Chamomile – This German Chamomile Hydrosol, grown and distilled in the Pacific Northwest, is the ultimate cooler, soother, and reliever for reactive, red, inflamed or acneic skin. It is a true skin game-changer, and is as powerful and strong as it is calming.
Lavender – Our Biodynamic® Lavender Hydrosol from California is a rare treasure. It is anti-inflammatory, calming, and cooling to the skin, and has a balancing action to oil production, pH, and our microbiome.
Turmeric – Our whole plant organic Turmeric extract is deeply anti-inflammatory to reactive skin and acneic skin. It is brightening, and contains an abundance of flavonoids and polyphenols for antioxidant activity.
Meadowsweet – Deep pore clarifying Meadowsweet is a soothing and balancing plant. It is cleansing and purifying, while at the same time calms and reduces irritation in the skin. Meadowsweet is also a source of salicylic acid while simultaneously offering anti-inflammatory and mucilagenous compounds, making the sometimes negative effects of salicylic nonexistent.
Lemon Balm – This unique hydrosol and essential oil is rare and delicate. Its high antioxidant content is specific to cellular renewal and repair. It also has a lymph affinity, and can have a balancing effect on our surface immunity.
Helichrysum – Pacific Northwest grown and artisan distilled, our Helichrysum Hydrosol is no doubt a powerful medicine. Cooling and soothing Helichrysum is deeply regenerative to the skin by restoring health and vitality on a cellular level.
Full Ingredient List: German Chamomile Hydrosol°, Neroli Hydrosol°, Calendula Hydrosol°, Lemon Balm Hydrosol°, Lavender Hydrosol°, Helichrysum Hydrosol°; House Made Whole Plant Extracts of German Chamomile°, Calendula°, Milky Oats°, Licorice Root°, Passionflower Vine°, Echinacea Root°, Meadowsweet°, Cleaver°, Self Heal Flower°, Turmeric Root°, Plantain Leaf°, Borage Seed°; Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Biodynamic® Grape Alcohol°, Vegetable Glycerine°; Essential Oils of Roman Chamomile°, Orange Blossom Enfleurage°, German Chamomile°, Lavender°, Lemon Balm°, Helichrysum°; Scarlet Pimpernel Flower Essence° °signifies certified organic ingredient
PERSONAL INSIGHTS FROM LAUREL
Science: It is a common misconception that oily skin doesn’t need hydration. Hydration (water) and moisture (oil) are two different things. Most oily skin types are commonly dehydrated as well. Most toners are stripping, drying, and designed to breakdown oils and our natural lipid barrier. This leads to TEWL, trans-epidermal water loss, which leads to dehydrated skin. This Elixir, on the other hand, is centered around hydration and soothing inflammation. By offering the skin hydration and anti-inflammatory plants, balance is restored.
Ritual: Any time my skin is in a state of inflammation, this is one of my go-to products. Whether that inflammation is showing up as cystic acne, rosacea,
peri-oral dermatitis, hyperpigmentation, or simply too much sun – inflammation is always the root cause to address and the surface level symptoms simply correct themselves when inflammation is reduced. I love this product for all secondary symptoms of inflammation. For the ultimate cooling experience, I keep an extra bottle of this Elixir in the fridge for whenever my skin needs extra soothing love…and on sun burns it can be a life saver.